(BBC) – Mary Wilson, who co-founded The Supremes and remained a member of the group until they split up, has died at the age of 76.
The founder of Motown Records, Berry Gordy, said in a statement: “I was extremely shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of a major member of the Motown family, Mary Wilson of the Supremes.
Martin left the group before they became successful, and The Supremes continued as a trio. The Supremes became Motown’s most successful act of the 1960s scoring 12 number one singles in the US.
The group disbanded following Wilson’s 1977 departure.